The aphorism "as a man thinketh in his heart so is he" contains the secret of life .
Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.I Corinthians. X. 12.
Shame take him that shame thinketh. (Strauss, 1994 p. 806)Don't think evil of others since they most likely act the way they do because of situational factors: Never attribute something to malice which can adequately be explained by stupidity.
Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge Us thinketh hem; and yet they spake hem so, And spedde as wel in love as men now do; Eek for to winne love in sondry ages, In sondry londes, sondry ben usages.Geoffrey Chaucer
Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.I Corinthians. X. 12. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.Proverbs, XXIII. 7; Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 787-90.
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